I have recently completed my Masters in Musicology at Linacre College, Oxford University, and before that graduated in July 2016 with a degree in Music from The Queen`s College, Oxford University, where I also held a choral scholarship. Although music is still a large and important part of my life I have now changed my studies to law and am currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law.
I started learning the violin aged six and at age 13 gained a government scholarship to study at the specialist music school, The Purcell School. I played viola in the National Youth Orchestra for two years, performing at venues that included the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, and the Royal Albert Hall. From a young age I have taken part in music festivals and have won classes in Wantage and Oxford Musical Festivals. I have ABRSM grade 8 on violin, viola and singing and ABRSM grade 5 music theory. I learned viola with Mark Knight, professor of violin and viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I am willing to tutor absolute beginners of music theory, violin and viola up to grade 5 for theory and grade 8 for violin and viola. For academic music I am happy to tutor for GCSE and A level as well as giving support for students at lower and higher levels.
Having studied Ancient History and Psychology at A level I am also happy to tutor these A level subjects too.
I believe in a friendly and motivational approach to learning with regular testing so that lessons are most effective for improving.
Availability: Generally available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and weekends all day. I am also very happy to tutor over skype (apart from violin and viola).
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I have been tutoring since January 2014 and have had tutees ranging in age, from aged 8 to adult learner. The instrumental teaching I have done has been varied in style and has included helping a student of the Suzuki method learn to read music, teaching a beginner violin player to play Arabic songs on the violin, teaching Irish, Scottish, English and American folk tunes, and teaching classical viola and violin to absolute beginners. In my music theory tutoring, one tutee achieved a mark of 97 out of 100 in Grade 5 Music Theory. Another tutee I tutored for AS and A2 level music went on to his first choice university to pursue a Music degree.Contact this Tutor